SUPERBABIES: BABY GENIUSES 2
Release Date: August 27, 2004
Genre: Comedy/Science Fiction
Audience: All ages
Runtime: 90 minutes
Distributor: Triumph Films/Sony Pictures Entertainment
Director: Bob Clark PRODUCERS: Steven Paul
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GENRE: Comedy/Science Fiction
The movie opens at a daycare center where a baby named Archie tells his three pals about a preschool superhero named Kahuna in 1962 who battles the evil Captain Kane, an East German Communist officer who imprisons orphans. Jump back to the present day and Captain Kane is now posing in Los Angeles as media mogul Bill Biscayne, who is starting a new children’s network.
Kane has a plan to control the minds of all children through television so that they think of Biscayne products all the time. Archie’s father Stan is unknowingly working with Biscayne. Kahuna, looking like he hasn’t aged a day, appears in the city, ready to stop Kane/Biscayne’s evil plan. In his secret lair under the Hollywood sign, Kahuna gives Archie and his friends their own super powers, and they learn the truth behind why Kahuna never ages and why Kane hates Kahuna so much.
SUPERBABIES: BABY GENIUSES 2 contains some positive moral elements, in that it extols the importance of parents and teaches that people, especially children, need to pull themselves away from the television and do other, more worthwhile things. It has a Romantic worldview, however, that endorses the narcissistic notion of personal empowerment and believing in yourself rather than believing in God. It also endorses the separation of your heart from your mind, a false Romantic teaching that has confused many people about the nature of truth. Adding to these Romantic elements is a brief scene of New Age levitation.
SUPERBABIES: BABY GENIUSES 2 suffers from a silly basic concept and some inane execution. It also sends some conflicting messages to children and their parents. On the one hand, it extols the importance of parents and teaches that people, especially children, need to pull themselves away from the TV set and do other things. On the other hand, it has a Romantic worldview that teaches the narcissistic notion of personal empowerment. It also endorses the separation of your heart from your mind, a false Romantic teaching that has confused many people about the nature of truth.